Ice Planet China
Posted by feww on December 22, 2008
Big Freeze Hits Northern China
Ice storms, heavy snow and freezing conditions have covered most of northern China, the meteorological department said on Sunday. In Tianjin, which borders Beijing and is the second largest city in northern coastal China, all flights were canceled due to heavy snow; road and rail tracks became impassible.
People make their way amid snowfall on a street in Tianjin municipality, China, December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Du. Image may be subject to copyright.
Beijing temperature fell to minus 12 degree centigrade, while further north they fell to minus 26 degrees Celsius. The weather forecast for most of central, eastern and southern China in the next two days is much of the same.
Cold weather s across central and southern China earlier this year killed at least 129 people.
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